News: Rambert appoint architects for their new South Bank home

Friday 30 July 2004

Allies and Morrison have won the architectural competition to design and build Rambert Dance Company’s new purpose built headquarters on London’s South Bank. The other architectural practices short-listed were Burrell Foley Fischer, Lifshutz Davidson and Malcolm Fraser Architects.

The design brief was for new purpose built premises for Rambert Dance Company. Rambert has been invited to be part of a mixed use development on the Doon Street car park site, adjacent to the National Theatre, by Coin Street Community Builders, one of the country’s leading development trusts. Plans for the building include rehearsal studios, a physiotherapy and exercise room, office space, the Rambert archive and a Resource Centre. The approximate cost of the project is £8 million.

Prudence Skene CBE, Chairman of Rambert Dance Company commented “The proposed move to Doon Street is an incredible opportunity for Rambert: the new building will enable us to grow both artistically and in terms of our education programme. We were looking for an architect who would reflect our ambitions and offer us a building of which we could be proud. Allies and Morrison fulfil both these criteria and we are absolutely delighted that we can now work with them to produce a new and worthy base for Rambert”.

Bob Allies, of Allies and Morrison said “We are delighted to have been selected as architects for Rambert Dance Company. It will be fascinating to play a part in the making of a new home for Rambert and particularly good to have an opportunity of contributing further to the revitalisation and rebuilding of the South Bank”.

Previous Allies and Morrison projects include the redesign and extension of the Place, an extension to the Horniman Museum, tate britain and the Hayward Gallery Pavilion.

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